Oct 8, 2018

How to bounce back from shoulder injury

A specially designed programme is of critical importance to help players return to action effectively.

Briefing

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Rahul Dravid, polishing India's rough diamonds

Even as Virat Kohli’s men are floundering overseas, Dravid is busy training the India junior cricketers in the conviction that in time to come, they will sparkle on the world stage.

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The three wise men shepherding India's junior cricketers

From collecting different balls to improving slip catching to requesting the presence of the chief selector in the ‘A’ games for better understanding of requirements — Rahul Dravid, Abhay Sharma and Paras Mhambrey are a planned coaching outfit.

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Knowing the coach in Dravid

India A cricketers Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Ankit Bawne and Yuzvendra Chahal share their ‘Rahul Dravid’ experience at nets.

Star Struck

Looking for A. B. de Villiers!

I wanted to meet him to understand how he looks in real life, but I was too shy to approach him. I would peep from my door viewer to see if he was outside.

For The Love of Sport

Viren and I used to play hockey together in school

Actor Purab Kohli shares a snippet of his hockey days in school with former India captain Viren Rasquinha.

Your Opinion

Serena has won the title to our hearts

Serena Williams might not have won another Wimbledon title, but she still remains an inspiration to all of us.

Fitnesswise

How to bounce back from shoulder injury

A specially designed programme is of critical importance to help players return to action effectively.

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Lakshya Raj Poonia: New kid on the block

Starting as a rookie, Lakshya Raj Poonia, son of Olympian Krishna Poonia, has been able to pick up the sport quickly and hopes to improve his game.

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The US Open: Who'll shine brightest among the women?

Amazing parity marked the three previous majors as five different women made the finals. Will this intriguing trend continue?

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The US Open: The men's galaxy of stars

Amazing parity marked the three previous majors as six different men made the finals. Will this intriguing trend continue?

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Two products, one purpose!

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have occupied the marquee positions in two distinct ways of thinking about football. The answer to the question about who the better player is, is trivial. Perhaps the players are the creations of their systems more than we appreciate.

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Football hooliganism, sober servant to the state

What used to be a working-class game fuelled by passion, where arguments were settled with fists instead of sophistry, has become an anodyne, overpriced, safe spectacle for the middle class. But it was fun while it lasted.

Last Word

Little boy, literary celebrity, sports lover

The trick to writing seriously about sport for a literary man was to take the sport seriously himself. George Plimpton did that. His books were personal histories that teased out the essence of sport and the individuals involved.

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IIS: A Vijaynagar kingdom of sports

A 42-acre facility in interior Karnataka is busy in the business of training future Indian sports champions.

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The king who never lost his cool

There was an assurance in the way Ajit Wadekar told his players what he expected. Not once did we get the feeling of fear or a sense of insecurity.

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A simple guy who loved playing cricket

It was impossible to get upset with Ajit Wadekar, he just had that knack of winning people over. He will be missed greatly for they don’t make people like him anymore.

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Big losses and changing sides

Big losses, changing sides: India-England Test series

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Monty’s a jolly fellow!

It strikes Diary that Monty Panesar, for all his popularity, was perhaps a misfit in the England team.

Cricket

Rich tributes paid to Wadekar

Vengsarkar and Contractor recount anecdotes about the former India skipper.